Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back

Anna Paquin’s scenes as Rogue that were cut from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be added back to the film and re-released as the “Rogue Cut” next summer on homevideo platforms.

The extended version of “Days of Future Past” will become available in the first half of 2015, most likely during the summer, according to the film’s writer and producer Simon Kinberg, who made the announcement Thursday from Stage 21, where scenes for the previous “X-Men” installment, “First Class” were filmed on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot. Kinberg, who also worked on that film, was back on the lot to promote the theatrical version of “Days of Future Past,” available now on digital and on Oct. 14 on DVD and Blu-ray.

“This the movie we’re the most proud of,” Kinberg said of the theatrical version that became the “X-Men” franchise’s top earner with $746 million this summer.

Yet more than 10 minutes of extra footage will be added to the “Rogue Cut” of “Days of Future Past,” which in addition to Paquin’s cut scenes, will also include other sequences involving other characters, as well.

“It’s a big chunk, a substantial part of the movie,” Kinberg said of Paquin’s storyline as Rogue. “We want to give (fans) the fullest picture of the film — behind the camera, and in front of it,” with the “Rogue Cut” and provide “more of the process we went through” to make the film.

“Every movie has scenes that are cut out, but not every movie has scenes cut out with such a beloved character,” Kinberg added.

Paquin played Rogue in “X-Men,” “X-Men 2” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” She does still appear in “Days of Future Past” but in a smaller cameo.

Paquin’s scenes didn’t make the final cut because the film was “full of plots and subplots.” Her storyline as Rogue just “didn’t fit” with the final film, which Kinberg said was always designed to revolve around Charles Xavier, played by James McAvoy. The film also co-stars Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage among its massive cast.

“It’s the most complicated movie I’ve ever worked on,” Kinberg said, because of the film’s time traveling focus that unites the X-Men characters from the first trilogy, directed by Bryan Singer, and younger ones from Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” while introducing even more like Quicksilver.

“I pray to God I never work on another time travel movie,” Kinberg said.

Kinberg is currently writing the next “X-Men” film, “Apocalypse,” which Singer will return to direct the film that’s set during the 1980s. “Days of Future Past” was set during the 1970s.

The return to the Fox lot on Thursday, “is the first time I’ve been out of the house in awhile,” he said, given his scripting duties on “Apocalypse.”

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  1. I think these guys are a bunch of greedy buggers,why are you doing this?MONEY? I hope no one buys it,I won’t,I will wait to see it on YouTube

  2. Reblogged this on I'm a Lady Butterfly and a little devil and commented:
    “Yet more than 10 minutes of extra footage will be added to the “Rogue Cut” of “Days of Future Past,”

    Vivement la sortie du DVD

  3. If there’s going to be an “extended cut” released next year, why would we spend the money for the DVD/Blu Ray coming out now?
    It’s bad enough they’re deliberately forcing us to Blu Ray by including “exclusives” that DVD doesn’t include…

  4. carol says:

    They announced they were going to include Rogue’s sequence in the home release of the film before the movie hit theatres, and now they are telling us is going to be a “special cut” and we will have to wait until next summer to buy it. You have to love how what used to be just a regular extra (deleted scenes) included by default in any home release now has become an excuse to release the same movie twice.

    At least we should be grateul they announced it now instead of releasing it after people already bought the film once, which is the standard practice nowadays. Still, it’s sad to see studios do this things just to get more money from their audience.

  5. This franchise has a history of this shamelessness – anyone want to curl up and watch X-Men 1.5?

  6. Joey says:

    “I pray to God I never work on another time travel movie,” Kinberg said.

    Better get away from X-Men then. Pretty much all of their stories involve time travel and alternate realities.

  7. zipdabs says:

    Panther..sorry guy but I have to post.. Jean Grey has been one of the strongest female comic character to date. where do you clowns come from, Mickey mouses arsehole?

  8. zipdabs says:

    awesome, look forward to it, really cool film. I don’t do comics or comic movies but this one was good. why do all the comic losers bash this movie so much? lol that guy below actually says ‘beloved character’ its a comic dude. get a life! besides I thought rogue was cool in the first x-men and without that there would be no movies..

  9. ChrisV says:

    There is NO DOUBT in my mind this was intentional, to shoot all the extra footage that would not be included in the final film version… that way it gets us fans to buy the DVD as well as see the film in theaters.

  10. MP says:

    So basically they just want people to buy the dvd on Oct 14 and then also buy the extended version next year.

    • carol says:

      Yes, and they are not being subtle about it.

      I’m just glad I was careful and decided not to buy the film the moment it hit the shelves, this way I won’t pay twice for the same movie

  11. Panther says:

    What Fox and Singer have done with this beloved character in the whole franchise is pathetic. Really sad.

    One of the biggest and most popular Marvel females wasted big time. Really sad. Anyway, time for Wonder Woman and Ms Marvel, Singer just doesnt care about the X-women

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